p.s. Did anyone else notice that the winner of the manchester marathon Paul Martelletti (2:17) then went and ran London the following week dressed as spiderman and broke the world record for the fastest superhero costumed marathoner (2:30).
Hi All. Just got a few minutes spare so thought I would duck in.
Nell. Those splits mate. Thats the stuff im dreaming of for next year. How did running at the pace feel at the 20 mile mark?? Were you even thinking sub 3 before the race, or did that just happen on mile 1?
Washwood: Again fantastic race mate and a more the solid marathon debut. It took my 3rd time of trying to nail the sub 4 so to do it 1st time pal, dont underestimnate what an achievement that is.
PS. Delighted for you to get that sub 4 in quite challenging conditions. I hope that knee has settled down now and not given you any gip? Looked a really sunny day too stateside, was it quite warm also??
Carl: Building up for something big in your race I can tell. The training is just so meticulous.
Will: you got tickets for the cup final?? Ive been promised one so fingers crossed. eek.
So I had a full 8 days off after my marathon exploits at manchester and basically ate kebabs, pizza, chips and drank wine and beer and whisky every night. That's how you celebrate a marathon PB. lol. better that then run again too soon as this is what knackered me after London last year. tried too much too soon.
Put on 5 lbs already though. whoops.
Anyway, back on it this week. 2 x 5 mile runs at lunch and upped the tempo today for a pretty challenging fartlek session.
Ive entered a local 10k on bank holiday monday around a nature reserve so that should be pretty cool. Then its the leeds half on May 10th where im looking for my 1st sub 90 minute half.
Carl. Super training mate. Sub 3:30 beckons for you with all that training. Like a pro and a boss.
Good luck to all of the London crew. I will be eagerly awaiting the reports on Monday. Looks like rain for you though. bugger.
Ive not done a jot since manchester except eat out and drink everynight. This is turning into quite the extended celebration. Back on it from Monday onwards though, and I think ill thank myself for the week off as tried to much too soon after previous marathons and got really bad fatigue 4-5 weeks down the line.